Hot topic right now. Lot of discussion. But I have some specific questions I’d like to organize into one thread.
—So we’re all telling our kids not to fall for the “help me find my puppy” or “we’re giving away free gum” ruses. Assuming a child takes this seriously enough to ignore and walk away from such an introduction, how likely is it that the would-be kidnapper would simply grab the kid anyway?
—What can a child do, physically, to evade someone who’s trying to grab them, or get out of their grasp if they’ve already been caught?
—I feel terrible for Elizabeth Smart’s sister (Danielle?), who believed the big scary man when he said he’d hurt her, and now has to live with guilt. In that position, (watching a sibling being subdued) what can a child do?
—It’s always better to go ahead and make a scene and draw attention. But how would an assailant react in the time it takes someone to respond? And what should the child do then?
—Say an intruder comes into the house. Well, it’s your house; presumably, you know the layout better than they do. (Unless they’ve already cased it.) How can you use that to your advantage?
That’s all I have for now.
And in a rare occurence, I’m going to use my sig in GQ.